Parcel delivery to Austria
As a member of the EU, Austria enjoys free trade between other member states. Most declarations in the EU are filed electronically. This expedites the formalized process of customs inspection significantly. Before the goods have arrived Customs has already started to review the manifest to determine each shipments contents. Items that require additional inspection are placed aside and the rest are forwarded to the national mail service for delivery. The parcels are scanned at key points throughout the process. Customs has the right to remove any parcel from circulation to examine its contents.
Customs for parcel shipping to Austria
Parcels which enter Austria are divided into three categories: those valued at less than 22-45 Euros, those valued at 45-150 Euros, and everything else. Commodities from the first group are not subject to taxes and duties. The second group is charged a tax. The last group is charged for duties and taxes. The rates for taxes and duties vary depending on the type of goods being shipped. Tobacco, alcohol, drugs, weapons, and strategic material are ineligible for tax exempt status, no matter what the value. Goods that enter from within the EU are charged less than those originating from outside nations.
Security concerns when shipping parcels to Austria
The following items are prohibited from entering Austria: produce from Egypt, animal and plants and their products from Japan, Atlantic red tuna from Central America, products containing biocide dimethylfumarate, U.S. beef hormones, thermometers containing mercury, rubber erasers that resemble food, L-trytophane in any form, asbestos, bonsai plants, citrus plants, grapevines, illicit narcotics, concealed blades, and toys containing copper sulfate. Certain items such as human and animal remains, dangerous items, and perishable foodstuffs are restricted.
Parcel documents delivering to Austria
All international parcels entering Austria are required to have a proper declaration that includes the intent of the parcel, the estimated value, and a list of the enclosed contents. Commercial shipments require several forms of documentation, including an invoice, a bill of lading and three copies of the certificate of origin. Other certificates may be necessary for animal and plant based goods, pharmeceuticals, textiles, software, marked samples, software, and antiques. Importers can apply for official documentation at the Austrian General Register of the Austrian Ministry of Economic Affairs.